Monday, March 15, 2010

2010 Team: Dana Overton

Dana Overton

Brief Biography

Dana was born in Dalton, Georgia and grew up in Geraldine, Alabama. With the encouragement of her parents she played high school basketball for four years and was named All County, All Area and All State Honorable Mention. She ran track and was a State Medalist in the 4x100 and 4x400 relays. Dana began running long distance in 2003. She has run marathons throughout the Southeast including Grandfather Mountain in Boone, NC. However trail runs are her favorite. Among those completed are Mountain Mist 50k, The Mt. Cheaha 50k, The Ouachita 50 Miler and The Pinhoti 100 Miler. Sprint triathlons and a half Ironman have been mixed in with her pure running events. Dana has donated her time and energy to help organize the annual Run for Hope 5k which benefits The Marshall County Coalition Against Domestic Violence. Dana's motivation to run is the result of appreciation she feels for the many blessings she has been given and the friends she has made along the way!

Short Term Goals

Run a sub 20 min. 5K and a sub 40 min. 10k

Long Term Goals

Run a sub 3 hour marathon, run The Western States 100 Endurance Run, Complete an Ironman Triathlon

Personal Records
  • 5 km - 0:20:38 at Spirit of Halloween 5k on 10/31/06 at age 31
  • 15 km - 1:06:24 at Monte Sano 15k on 10/10/09 at age 34
  • 13.1 Mi - 1:33:00 at Huntsville half marathon on 11/12/05 at age 31
  • 26.2 Mi - 3:16:00 at Rocket City Marathon on 12/09/06 at age 32
  • 50 km - 4:30:59 at Carl Touchstone MS50 on 03/12/05 at age 30
  • 50 Mi - 9:34:00 at Quachita 50 on 04/16/05 at age 30
  • 100 Mi - 25:30:00 at Pinhoti 100 on 11/08/08 at age 33

It comes naturally for me to encourage current runners and potential new runners of Marshall county to participate in Fleetfeet sponsored events. I frequently make a point to discuss training plans and race preparation for fellow runners. This interaction gives me the opportunity to refer everyone to Fleetfeet Huntsville!